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Falls Prevention: National, State, and Local Solutions to Better Support Seniors

This report was released by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. The report notes that one in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, leading to lasting health and economic consequences. Falls are preventable and not necessarily a part of the normal aging process. The report also includes a list of recommendations from the committee.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71778

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The Potential to Reduce Falls and Avert Costs by Clinically Managing Fall Risk

This study reviews literature on fall risk factors and prevention strategies. It uses peer-reviewed research from between 1994 and 2017 to estimate the number of medically treated falls that could be prevented and the direct medical costs that could be adverted. The estimates were created by looking specifically at evidence-based fall interventions in clinical settings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70766

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